Death overdue

by Brook, Allison,

Format: Print Book 2017.
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 11 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Fiction BRO
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Fiction
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F BRO
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Collection  Fiction
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Monroeville Public Library Mystery BROOK ALLISON
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Collection  Mystery
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction BROOK Allison
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Collection  Fiction
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Penn Hills Library Mystery BRO MYS
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Collection  Mystery
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Robinson Library Fiction FIC BROOK
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Collection  Fiction
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South Park Library Mystery F-M BROOK
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Collection  Mystery
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Mystery FIC BRO MYS
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Collection  Mystery
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Mysteries CHECKED OUT
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Carrie Singleton is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she's offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete with its own librarian ghost. Her first major event is a program presented by a retired homicide detective, Al Buckley, who claims he knows who murdered Laura Foster, a much-loved part-time library aide who was bludgeoned to death fifteen years earlier. As he invites members of the audience to share stories about Laura, he suddenly keels over and dies.

The medical examiner reveals that poison is what did him in and Carrie feels responsible for having surged forward with the program despite pushback from her director. Driven by guilt, Carrie's determined to discover who murdered the detective, convinced it's the same man who killed Laura all those years ago. Luckily for Carrie, she has a friendly, knowledgeable ghost by her side. But as she questions the shadows surrounding Laura's case, disturbing secrets come to light and with each step Carrie takes, she gets closer to ending up like Al.

Now it's due or die for Carrie in Death Overdue the delightful first in a new cozy series by Allison Brook.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Free-spirited Carrie Singleton, the narrator of this whimsical first novel and series launch from the pseudonymous Brook, has no plans to remain long in charming Clover Ridge, Conn. But Carrie does love her temporary position as event planner for the local library, so when the library director offers her the permanent job as head of programs and events, she happily says yes. At one memorable library presentation, retired detective Al Buckley reveals that he has finally cracked an infamous cold case: the murder of local woman Laura Foster. But before he can name the killer, he's poisoned by a lethal treat that someone slipped onto his plate. Carrie believes that whoever murdered Laura also killed Al, so she and Laura's son set out to find new evidence about the case. With the help of the library's resident ghost, the late librarian Evelyn Havers, who can only be seen by Carrie and a four-year-old named Tacey, Carrie discovers that Laura harbored dangerous secrets of her own. Fans of Jenn McKinlay will enjoy this series. And never fear: there is a cat. Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agent. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Brook, Allison. Haunted library mystery ; 1.
Subjects Librarians -- Fiction.
Libraries -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction.
Connecticut -- Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2017.
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 329 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 1683313860
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